Durban City Guide
Discover Kwazulu Natal with AvisOur Avis mini guides will lead you along paths of discovery when you visit KwaZulu-Natal, with hints on where to go and what to see while visiting.
If you need advice about this exciting province, feel free to ask any of our friendly Avis rental agents, they will be happy to assist where possible.
Uncover the riches of the Zulu Kingdom and the city of Durban with your Avis hire car.
Avis guide to Durban and Kwazulu Natal
KwaZulu-Natal lures thousands of visitors every year with charms ranging from countryside contemplation to action packed seaside entertainment.
Discover the Kingdom of the Zulu with your Avis hire car, which you can pick up at any of our branches located within striking distance of wherever you want to start your voyage into this laid-back, welcoming province. We have Avis branches offering a range of useful services and products at:
- Durban Downtown
- Pietermaritzburg Airport
- Richards Bay
- St Lucia
Our Avis King Shaka Airport branch is easily located on the ground floor of this award-winning airport, where you will find numerous shops and eateries to help pass the time between flights, and within range of all of the North Coast and Durban City attractions.
From here you can head south for just over 30km to reach Africa’s second largest port city, Durban, which harbours a wide choice of things to pass the time and year-round mild weather.
Try out the following while visiting this warm water playground –
- uShaka Marine World with its aquarium, stores, restaurants, and water park
- The Big Swing, Segway Tours, and Sky Car at Moses Mabhida Stadium
- KwaMuhle Museum
- Old Court Museum
- Old House Museum
- Port Natal Maritime Museum
- Natural Science Museum
- Durban Botanical Gardens
- Golden beaches all along OR Tambo Parade
If you are fortunate enough to have time to take in the theatres, restaurants, pubs and clubs of Durban overnight; you can check in to the Road Lodge for an economical stay or the plush Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga.
To the North
Heading in the other direction, your Avis hire car will take you to the seaside holiday towns of Umhlanga, Ballito, Shaka’s Rock and Umdloti beg exploration, with a range of things to do such as:
- Mount Moreland barn swallow viewpoint
- Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World
- Gateway Theatre of Shopping
- Zimbali Golf Course
The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal packs a powerful punch of outdoor activities, with opportunities for micro-lighting, horse riding, hiking, boating, fishing scuba diving, dolphin watching and water sports available.
Stay over at the budget-friendly Shapes of Africa Guest Lodge or the 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Hotel if you have a few days to spend on the North Coast.
For a scenic blast you will remember for a long time, take a drive in your Avis hire car to sample the delights of country living on the Midlands Meander, one of South Africa’s best-loved drives.
Stop off at roadside stalls, picnic alongside dams, rivers and waterfalls, or simply gaze in amazement at nature’s bounty, as you drive along in your Avis hire car.
Some of the most memorable Midlands experiences are:
- The Nelson Mandela Capture Site
- Nottingham Road Brewery
- Howick Falls
- Piggly Wiggly Farm Stall
- Comrades Wall of Remembrance
On the way, you will pass the Valley of 1000 Hills, Tala Game Reserve, ‘Table Mountain’ and the swish hamlet of Hilton.
You can etch out your own route among the many diversions of Durban, the North Coast, and interior of Kwazulu-Natal with the flexibility of an Avis Hire Car.